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ARPA AGRICULTURE INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT

The intent of the Agriculture Infrastructure Grant Program is to advance Montana's agricultural industry through targeted investments in value-added agriculture projects across the state. Grants will assist with the development of innovative agricultural business improvements to keep pace with a transforming agricultural industry, create new jobs, and expand business opportunities.

Background:

$7.5 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds were allocated to strengthen and diversify Montana's industry through targeted investments in value added agriculture projects across the state. The application period for the ARPA Agriculture Infrastructure Grant closed on December 15, 2021 at 5:00 PM MST.  

Click Here to view ARPA Agriculture Infrastructure Program Guidance

Timeline:

A panel is in the process of reviewing concept papers submitted before the December 15th deadline. Applicants will be notified in early January.

March 11, 2021: Expenses must have been incurred after this date to be allowable
Nov 8, 2021:  Call for concept papers
December 15, 2021: Concept paper deadline 5:00 PM MST
January 7, 2022:  Invite selected applicants to submit full proposals
February 28, 2022: Full application deadline 5:00 PM MST
March 25, 2022: Provide award recommendations to Commission
December 31, 2024: final day to incur expenses